Pet Health by Dr. Fran
Good, DVM: Monthly
Flea Death Products - The Saga of Monthly Flea Death continues.
After the innovation of Program©, the once a month pill
that short-circuited the reproductive wiring of the household
flea, the veterinary community was reeling. We'd all wished for
something like that to simplify the dreaded Flea Talk we all
had to give to our clients, fifteen times a day. The one I'm
giving you now.
Molly - In Memory
Photo by Chris Wilhelm
But we'd always laugh and say
When lufenuron, the
active ingredient of Program®, hit the market, it
sparked a wave of new flea products, that's still continuing
today. While lufenuron couldn't help our allergic animals, Defend
was about to fix that. Since the flea had to bite the animal
in order to ingest the lufenuron, our allergic animals, who were
allergic to the flea's saliva, were left out in the cold this
time. But the buying frenzy when Program® was first released
made it clear that pet owners really liked the once-a-month idea.
And Novertis upped the ante a tad, by coming out with injectable
lufenuron, that only has to be given once every three months.
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Monday - August 11, 2003 - 12:40 pm